Ahhh, April… While most are waxing poetic about showers and flowers, some of us are up to our eyeballs in awareness activities. April is Alcohol Awareness Month, Child Abuse Awareness Month, Autism Awareness Month, Sexual Violence Awareness Month…
For a time in my life, I was privileged to work with people who were experiencing difficulties as a result of one or more of these devastating circumstances. Since starting as an advocate I’ve had many opportunities to learn about courage, resilience, and healing. And, while I realize not everyone is touched by addiction and violence, we all have issues, injuries or illnesses from which we hope to heal. Here’s a little encouragement for anyone on a healing journey.
Did I offer peace today? Did I bring a smile to someone’s face? Did I say words of healing? Did I let go of my anger and resentment? Did I forgive? Did I love? These are the real questions. I must trust that the little bit of love that I sow now will bear many fruits, here in this world and the life to come. – Henri Nouwen
Love one another and help others to rise to the higher levels, simply by pouring out love. Love is infectious and the greatest healing energy. – Sai Baba
Healing is a matter of time, but it is sometimes also a matter of opportunity. – Hippocrates
The trauma said, ‘Don’t write these poems.
Nobody wants to hear you cry about the grief inside your bones.
― Andrea Gibson, The Madness Vase
Allopathic doctors used to laugh condescendingly at those who posited that psychological, emotional and spiritual factors were important contributors to the sickness as well as healing of the body. – Marianne Williamson
There is so much division in this world. So what is really the path of healing? It can begin in this moment, by embracing the life that’s here. – Tara Brach
Please feel free to add some of your favorite healing thoughts in the comments.
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